Sunday, 14 April 2013
Repost: Is my Hair To Brief for Sisterlocks?
The official reaction is that you need a minimum of 1.Five inches of ‘fresh growth’ (unprocessed hair) if you have permed completes (relaxer, texturiser, curly perm etc) or Two inches of cherry hair (about 3-4 months after your big chop).
Tips for locking brief hair:
- If you’re worried about the way your little locs will look you can ask to see evidence of previous clients with brief hair.
- If you are about to become your consultant’s ‘client with the shortest hair’ make sure you build up that rapport with your consultant: you should feel certain that you are in safe and competent palms.
- Under no circumstances should you suck dry your TWA (teeny weeny afro) prior to your locking session, it’ll cause you and your consultant a entire heap of unnecessary stress!
- Be ready to spend longer in the chair than a sister with 4-6 inches of hair. Generally speaking, the longer the embarking length of your hair – the longer the installation sessin will be. However, when dealing with very brief hair the opposite holds true simply because we need to give more time, care and attention to securely establish each loc.
- Be ready to exercise a lot more caution when shampooing, and expect to have to employ protective shampooing methods such as bundling and banding for a much longer time than someone with average length hair.
Tips for Shampooing TWLs (TeenyWeeny Locs)
- bundling and banding: instead of braiding your TWLs, attempt to bundle them together in groups of Ten and secure the finishes with a band. Rinse gently. Apply shampoo to the scalp very first and gently squeeze through each bundle before rinsing again. Keep the water pressure LOW.
- wig cap wash/stocking sock shampoo method: place a wig cap or old stocking over your head (not your face) to cover all your TWLs and hold them securely in place. Apply shampoo THROUGH the stocking/cap, rubdown ever so gently to lift debris from your scalp and rinse accurately using LOW water pressure or by pouring cups of water through.
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